Father Escalante camped here October
2, 1776. His exploring party of ten men
headed by Father Francisco Daminguez
and map-maker Pacheco preached to the
Indians and charted a northern route
between Santa zFe, New Mexico and Monterrey,
California. They named this valley "Valle
Salado" (Valley of Salt). They traveled
west near Clear Lake then east to a
Hillock, (Pahvant Butte). There they
found marshes and much pasturage,
but Salt Water.
Daughters of Utah Pioneers.